Entries by Nigel Chell

Farewell from Jim after decade of success

Farewell from Jim after decade of success: The man who has steered the UK’s first ever engineering academy to success over its first decade today retired – with tributes ringing in his ears. Jim Wade became the first Principal of the JCB Academy in 2009, implementing the vision of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford to create […]

JCB leads the way

JCB leads the way: JCB has developed the construction industry’s first ever hydrogen powered excavator as it continues to lead the sector on zero and low carbon technologies, the company announced today. The 20-tonne 220X excavator powered by a hydrogen fuel cell has been undergoing rigorous testing at JCB’s quarry proving grounds for more than […]

Food aid project signs off on a high

Food aid project signs off on a high: Organisations across Staffordshire today said a big thank you to JCB as the company served up its last meal under its ‘Food for our Communities’ initiative. An idea of Carole Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford, the scheme swung into action in March at the height […]

JCB’s government backed loans

JCB’s government backed loans: JCB Finance has been accredited by the British Business Bank to provide the Government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the COVID-19 outbreak. From 17th June, JCB Finance’s new and existing customers, who need to invest […]

Safety measures unveiled as JCB production resumes

Safety measures unveiled as JCB production resumes: JCB today announced a partial re-starting of production at five of its UK factories as a comprehensive package of safety measures is rolled out to protect employees in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. British production lines fell silent on March 18 and the vast majority of JCB’s […]

JCB finale for Terence

JCB finale for Terence: JCB’s Terence Smith has put the fun into furlough with a madcap fancy dress fundraising idea which has netted almost £3,000 for charity. For the whole of April he donned a different fancy dress outfit every day, filmed a funny sketch and uploaded the footage to his social media pages – […]

JCB serves up 10,000 meals

JCB serves up 10,000 meals: JCB’s ‘Food for our Communities’ initiative today served up a major milestone as the 10,000th meal was despatched from the company’s kitchens for those in need in Staffordshire. Since the launch of the scheme  – the idea of Carole Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford –  catering staff at […]

JCB support the homeless

JCB support the homeless: JCB has stepped up its food aid programme to cater for homeless people in North Staffordshire. Since the launch of the JCB ‘Food for our Communities’ programme – the idea of Lady Bamford, wife of JCB Chairman Lord Bamford – the company has provided more than 3,600 cottage pies for disadvantaged […]

JCB’s Joe helps NHS

JCB’s Joe helps NHS: JCB and a team of volunteer employees have set up mini production lines to come to the aid of the nation’s NHS heroes in need of personal protective equipment. Principal Electronics Engineer and father-of-two James Morley – who is normally based at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester – has converted the […]

Praise for JCB food initiative

Praise for JCB food initiative: The leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council today paid tribute to JCB for helping make a “real difference” to the lives of vulnerable people with its special food aid initiative. Councillor Abi Brown’s comments came as JCB increases its production of meals for the community and works with more local organisations […]